Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

7th September 1768

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589. (M.) George Lovell , otherwise Gipsey George proceedingsdefend This name instance is in set 1437. , was indicted on the coroner's inquest for feloniously killing and slaying Richard Berry proceedingsvictim , July 29 . ++

John Barber < no role > . I live in Tottenham-court-road. On the 29th of July about eleven o'clock, I was told two Irish chairmen were going to fight, I went to see them; while they were fighting the ring was broke; one man was very busy to keep it in order; the prisoner and he had some words; I saw the prisoner afterwards, and heard him say he would fight the man that had struck him; when the battle was over he fought after the man, the man was met with; a man called to the deceased and said, will you fight this man; he answered he would; the prisoner and he stripped and went into the ring, and went to fighting; at the beginning I thought the deceased had the best of it, the prisoner missed several blows; it was thought to be a very fair battle, no advantage was taken; the deceased gave out; the prisoner jumped up seemingly with joy, and was going out of the ring; the deceased's second desired him to have the other touch; he got up, and the prisoner returned to fight; after about two or three blows the deceased fell, and he died I believe in about half an hour.

Richard Porter < no role > , James Stone < no role > , and Patrick Dogan < no role > , deposed to the same purport.

Prisoner's defence.

I don't deny fighting with the man.

Guilty Manslaughter . B . Imp .

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